The following Superman has formally been solid.
DC Studios announced Tuesday (27 June) that David Corenswet will play the Man of Metal and Rachel Brosnahan will star as his love curiosity, Lois Lane.
The pair will make their Superman debut in 2025’s Superman: Legacy, directed by DC Studios co-CEO and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn.
Coronswet, 29, broke out in Ryan Murphy’s 2019 Netflix drama sequence The Politician earlier than starring in A24’s acclaimed indie horror Pearl final 12 months.
In the meantime, Brosnahan, 32, is greatest recognized for her lead position within the common Amazon Prime Video interval comedy sequence The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Her movie roles embody The Courier (2020), and I’m Your Girl (2020).
Gunn responded to the information of the casting on Twitter, writing: “Correct! (They aren’t solely each unimaginable actors, but in addition fantastic individuals).”
The information ends months of hypothesis over who could be the following actor after Henry Cavill to tackle Clark Kent (AKA Superman).
In a report revealed on 8 June, insiders claimed that DC co-heads Peter Safran and Gunn have been assembly with Nicholas Hoult (The Nice), Corenswet, and Tom Brittney (Grantchester) for the position of the titular superhero.
Emma Mackey (Intercourse Training), Brosnahan and Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), in the meantime, have been reportedly up for Lois Lane.
Gunn beforehand shut down a hearsay in March that Perks of Being a Wallflower star Logan Lerman was the “best choice” for Superman.
The director responded curtly, stating: “For the file, I don’t know who that is.”
In December final 12 months, it was confirmed that Cavill wouldn’t be reprising his position because the superhero, regardless of being advised by the studio to “announce his return in October”.
Cavill started his Superman tenure in 2013’s Man of Metal. He reprised his position in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) (and its 2021 director’s minimize).
Superman: Legacy would be the first movie within the new period of the related DC Universe, adopted by Matt Reeves’ The Batman Half II, which is set for an October 2025 launch.
The film will reportedly inform the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage along with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas.